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Rollercoasters, retail therapy, and rivers in Arlington

Arlington, Texas is a self-styled American Dream City that dates back to the 1840s. Arlington vacation rentals provide you with endless options for activities, including sports at the AT&T Stadium, brilliant bowling history at the International Bowling Museum, and relaxing retail therapy in the city’s stores. There are white-knuckle thrills at Six Flags, or take it easy and get back to nature by the Trinity River in the River Legacy Park. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing and chilled-out time, or a sports and adrenaline-filled vacation, Arlington is sure to meet your expectations.

Things to do

Texas-sized fun in Arlington

Arlington vacation rentals are the perfect base for your action-packed vacation. To get the adrenaline pumping, head to the famous Six Flags Over Texas theme park. It’s jam-packed with attractions for the whole family, as well as a water park to cool off in. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, head into town to check out the famous antiques stores. You may discover a special souvenir at Trader’s Village or Cooper Street Antique Mall. The International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame is a wonderful family day out of the Texan heat to learn about the sport.


All-day action in Arlington

Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, the hospitality of this friendly city will make your Arlington vacation rentals unforgettable. There is so much to do in Arlington, that you’ll have trouble deciding! Take a tour of the famous Top O’ Hill Terrace and discover how it went from being a casino with secret tunnels to the Arlington Baptist College Campus. Shopaholics will love the outdoor mall of Arlington Highlands with its array of stores and restaurants. For sports fans, it doesn’t get any better than a day at the AT&T Stadium. Catch a Dallas Cowboys game or go behind the scenes on a VIP tour!


Arlington—amazingly sunny all year round

Arlington is the 7th-largest city in Texas and enjoys a great climate all year round. The weather is generally comfortable, with average daily summer temperatures in the low to mid-80s, and winter temperatures with average highs in the mid-40s. Annual rainfall is 33 inches and snowfall is 1 inch, but a snowless year is not uncommon here. Rainfall is highest April through June, but it’s much drier in late summer. The warmer temperature in Arlington means you can stay active outdoors in the mild winters and soak up the sun in the drier late summers.

Natural features

Arlington: Easy to reach, stay, and love

Although a large, urban city, Arlington has plenty of parks for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the sidewalks. With parks dotted everywhere, nature is never too far away. The River Legacy Park spans 1,300 acres and follows the curves of the Trinity River. The ecological diversity here is enormous with plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching. The park is also home to the River Legacy Living Science Center where you can interact with the nature exhibits as well as walk the nature trails.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Arlington

The nearest airport is in Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.), located 11.8 mi (19.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Fort Worth, TX (FTW-Meacham Intl.), which is 15.6 mi (25 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Arlington?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 454 vacation rentals near Arlington. From 298 Houses to 100 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Arlington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Arlington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Arlington:

  • North Arlington: 51 vacation rentals
  • Central Arlington: 64 vacation rentals
  • West Arlington: 31 vacation rentals
  • East Arlington: 61 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Arlington: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Arlington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Arlington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Six Flags Over Texas: 1,300 vacation rentals
  • AT&T Stadium: 1,399 vacation rentals
  • Globe Life Park in Arlington: 1,261 vacation rentals
  • International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame: 1,290 vacation rentals
  • University of Texas at Arlington: 989 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Arlington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Arlington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 298 Houses in Arlington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Arlington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 100 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 25 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Arlington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 118 vacation rentals with pool available in Arlington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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